Poonch attack: Corporal Vikky Pahade's last rites to be held today; search ops continue

MP govt announced announced an assistance amount of Rs 1 crore to Pahade's family


The mortal remains of Indian Air Force (IAF) soldier Corporal Vikky Pahade was brought to his home at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh on Monday morning for his last rites. Pahade lost his life after an ambush an IAF convoy was ambushed by terrorists on May 4.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, who reached Chhindwara to attend the last rites of Pahade, paid tributes to the martyr. "The Guard of Honour and state honours will be given to Corporal Vikky Pahade. But, no one can fill the personal loss and we are very proud of Vikky Pahade," Yadav told reporters.

The Chief Minister's office has also announced an assistance amount of Rs 1 crore to the family of Pahade. "The state government will send the proposal to the Election Commission for approval," a statement by the CMO said. 

Besides checking vehicles, the security officials have also deployed bulletproof vehicles and dog squad in the area. 

According to the officials, as part of the ongoing operation, armed bulletproof vehicles are patrolling the area, while a dog squad has been deployed to check vehicles. The search operation aims to track down the terrorists responsible for the attack and ensure the safety of civilians in the region.

Senior officials from the Army, police, and paramilitary visited Poonch to oversee a massive search operation on Sunday. "Corps Commander of 16 Corps & ADG Jammu Zone Anand Jain accompanied by GOC Romeo Force, IGP CRPF & DIG RP Range today visited the area & monitored the ongoing massive search operation. Many suspects have been picked up for questioning," a post by the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu read.  

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